September 25, 2009 Prosecutors asked a federal judge to allow Smart to testify in the competency hearing of the itinerant street preacher who allegedly forced her at knife point from her bedroom in 2002 and held her for nine months as a second wife. Ed Smart says his daughter's testimony will help show Brian David Mitchell is sane.
September 24, 2009 Bode Miller announced his skiing and Olympic plans at a news conference in Los Angeles on Thursday. Miller quit the U.S. Ski Team two years ago and formed his own ski training team.
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September 18, 2009 Smart is scheduled to testify Oct. 1 at a federal competency hearing in the case of street preacher David Mitchell, accused of kidnapping her from her Salt Lake City home when she was 14.
September 16, 2009 A federal judge in Utah will not send Jeanne Redd, 59, and Jericca Redd, 37, to prison for digging up and trafficking in ancient American Indian artifacts from federal and Indian land. They instead received probation in the first guilty pleas resulting from a two-year federal sting targeting an artifacts black market.
September 11, 2009 Shannon Bahrke and Michelle Roark are turning heads at the U.S. Olympic Media Summit in Chicago. The moguls ski champs aim to be business moguls off the slopes: Bahrke is taking a turn at coffee-roasting, while Roark is turning out "Phi-nomenal" perfumes.
September 2, 2009 An International Olympic Committee report released Wednesday boils Chicago's drive for the 2016 Summer Olympics down to a simple and familiar point: Show us the money.
A firefighter monitors a fire in the suburb of Glendale on the outskirts of Los Angeles
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September 1, 2009 With thousands of homes threatened in six states, the nation's wildfire response system has kicked into a higher level of alert and preparedness — even though it has been a relatively mild year for the blazes.
A hiker takes in a view of rock formations at Utah's Zion National Park that rise more than 3,000 feet above the canyon floor.
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August 27, 2009 A tunnel, carved into a canyon wall, opened up Zion to visitors in the 1920s. An engineering marvel, it became nearly as much of an attraction as the park itself. As part of the park's centennial celebration, the tunnel was opened to nighttime explorers.
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August 8, 2009 For 2 1/2 days in Virginia last month, about 800 doctors, nurses, dentists and optometrists treated 2,700 uninsured and underinsured people from at least 16 different states. No one was asked for an insurance card. There were no copays, and there were no bills. And for many patients, there were no other options.
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Sherry Casey attended the Remote Area Medical Expedition in Wise, Va.
July 27, 2009 About 2,700 people lined up outside the county fairgrounds in Wise, Va., to receive free vision, dental and medical treatment at a volunteer-run medical camp. Some arrived three days early to make sure they wouldn't be turned away.
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July 12, 2009 Last month, small business owner Larry Harbour of Broken Bow, Neb., told NPR that health insurance was unaffordable because of the $24,000- to $40,000-a-year premiums. That sounded way off-base to a Nebraska insurance broker. So, he called Harbour himself.
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July 10, 2009 A Canadian judge rules that even though excluding female ski jumpers from the 2010 Winter Olympics amounts to discrimination, there is nothing Canadian courts can do about it. In their lawsuit, 15 women had argued that the men-only event violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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July 8, 2009 Two collectors from Utah pleaded guilty this week in the government's crackdown on the looting and trafficking of ancient Native American artifacts. That's a rare success for prosecutors in the decades-long effort to curb an artifacts black market in the Four Corners states.
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July 1, 2009 It took two years and more than $300,000 before federal agents could arrest 17 people in Blanding, Utah, for selling ancient American Indian artifacts on the black market. Locals are upset about the way in which the shouting, gun-wielding agents arrested the suspects.
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June 14, 2009 Out on the farm and in town, rural Americans disproportionately depend on individual insurance plans, which cost more and provide less coverage. Some farmers and ranchers have off-farm jobs that provide insurance, but those jobs are harder to come by in the sluggish economy.
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